This is a Web site filled with lists and statistics. It seeks to describe and explain the phenomenal levels of Jewish achievement, particularly over the last 125 years or so. For the most part, this is the stuff of cold statistics and lists of names. While it may prove its point, it risks boring everyone to death in the process.

In fact, the remarkable story of Jewish achievement is the story of individual people. It is about the personalities and lives of those who have done and accomplished so much.

These Web pages profile just a few of those people. In book form, they begin the chapters of the particular arena in which those profiled have made their greatest contributions. Hopefully, each bio illustrates not just the achievements but also the character of the person who has performed so well.